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Sam Shepard played the role of MG William F. Garrison, commander of Task Force Ranger, in this 2001 war film.
a. The Hunt for Eagle One
b. Black Hawk Down
c. Behind Enemy Lines
d. We Were Soldiers
Black Hawk Down - Most of the pilots in the film had participated in the Battle of Mogadishu on October 3–4, 1993.
Released in 1937, the World War I film "La Grande Illusion" is set in which environment?
b. POW Camp
c. Military Airbase
d. War Factory
POW Camp - La Grande Illusion is considered by many as one the greatest war films ever made.
Starring Jim Caviezel and Sean Penn, which conflict is the setting for the movie, "The Thin Red Line"?
a. American Civil War
b. Napoleonic Wars
c. World War I
d. World War II
World War II - The Thin Red Line is based on a novel by James Jones.
Based on a book by Cornelius Ryan, which film depicts the World War II D-Day landings at Normandy?
a. The Story of G.I. Joe
b. To Hell and Back
c. Battle of the Bulge
d. The Longest Day
The Longest Day - Released in 1962, The Longest Day won two Oscars - Best Cinematography and Best Special Effects.
Ben Affleck plays the role of Capt. Rafe McCawley in which war film that was released in 2001?
a. Twelve O'Clock High
c. Red Tails
d. Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor - Pearl Harbor tells the story of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December of 1941.
Making its debut in 1970, which of the following war films won seven Oscars including Best Picture?
a. Apocalypse Now
c. Das Boot
Patton - Based on Patton's life during World War II, the script was written by Francis Ford Coppola and Edmund H. North.
A commando team is dispatched deep inside the Burmese jungle to blow up a strategic bridge in this Best Picture Oscar winning film.
a. The Devil's Brigade
b. The Bridge at Remagen
c. The Bridge on the River Kwai
d. A Bridge Too Far
The Bridge on the River Kwai - Released in 1957, the Bridge on the River Kwai won seven academy awards.
In which 1967 war film do we see Lee Marvin lead a small band of the Army's worst convicts on a suicide mission?
b. The Dirty Dozen
c. The Guns of Navarone
d. The Wild Bunch
The Dirty Dozen - Lee Marvin plays the role of Maj. John Reisman.
Which of the following war films was set during the American Civil War?
a. Lone Survivor
b. A War
c. Dog Jack
Dog Jack - Dog Jack was based on a true story of the mascot of the 102nd Pennsylvania Regiment.
Not only did he star in the 1976 film "The Outlaw Josey Wales", he also directed it. Who?
a. Gene Hackman
b. Morgan Freeman
c. Robert Redford
d. Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood - Set during the American Civil War, Clint Eastwood played the role of Josey Wales.
Which of the following actors starred in the 2008 American-German war film, "Valkyrie"?
a. Tom Cruise
b. Sylvester Stallone
c. Tom Hanks
d. Brad Pitt
Tom Cruise - Valkyrie is about the July 20th 1944 plot by German army officers to assassinate Adolf Hitler.
Narrated by his secretary Traudl Junge, this war film describes the last ten days of Adolf Hitler's rule over Nazi Germany in 1945.
a. Flags of Our Fathers
c. The Monuments Men
d. Enemy at the Gates
Downfall - Released in 2004, Bruno Ganz plays the role of Adolf Hitler.
Which of the following war films was not set during the Vietnam War?
c. Casualties of War
d. Hamburger Hill
MASH - Based on a novel by Richard Hooker, MASH received the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Released in 2008, this war film tells the story of a bomb-disposal army unit stationed in Baghdad.
a. Three Kings
b. Zero Dark Thirty
c. The Situation
d. The Hurt Locker
The Hurt Locker - The Hurt Locker won six Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director for Kathryn Bigelow.
This 1977 British-German war film was based on the 1956 novel "The Willing Flesh" by Willi Heinrich.
a. A Midnight Clear
b. Immortal Sergeant
c. Cross of Iron
Cross of Iron - James Coburn plays the role of Sgt. Rolf Steiner.
Based on a book by Paul Brickhil, which war film depicts a mass escape from a German POW camp named Stalag Luft III.
a. The Colditz Story
b. The Great Escape
c. Danger Within
d. The McKenzie Break
The Great Escape - Released in 1963, the characters in the film were based on real men from the camp.
Directed by Brian G. Hutton, this 1968 war film stars Richard Burton as Maj. John Smith and Clint Eastwood as Lt. Morris Schaffer.
a. Flags of Our Fathers
b. Where Eagles Dare
c. Heartbreak Ridge
d. Kelly's Heroes
Where Eagles Dare - Eastwood received a salary of $800,000 and Burton received $1,200,000.
Seen through the eyes of a U.S marine sniper, this 2005 war film takes place during the gulf war.
b. Enemy at the Gates
c. Sniper - Reloaded
Jarhead - The title for the film comes from a slang term often used to refer to United States Marines.
Which of the following 2014 World War II films portrays US tank crews in Nazi Germany during the final days of World War II?
a. Green Zone
c. American Soldiers
d. Inglourious Basterds
Fury - Brad Pitt plays the role of US Army SSGT Don 'Wardaddy' Collier in the film.
Set during the Vietnam War, what 1968 film stars John Wayne as Colonel Mike Kirby?
a. The Green Berets
b. In Harm's Way
c. They Were Expendable
d. The Sands of Iwo Jima
The Green Berets - The Green Berets was released at the height of American participation in the Vietnam War.
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